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Old 12-05-2007
ps -ef |grep <string>

I'm sure the solution to my problem is a simple one, but I just can't figure this one out.

I'm doing a ps -ef and I want to grep for a string, but I do not want the grep process to appear in the results.

Does anyone know what switch I can use to accomplish the above?
# 2  
Old 12-05-2007
ps -ef | grep stuff | grep -v grep

# 3  
Old 12-05-2007
ps -ef | grep [s]tring

# 4  
Old 12-05-2007
pgrep string

# 5  
Old 12-06-2007
pgrep greps through running processes, but by default only returns the process id's.

pgrep -fl string

will give you a bit more detail.
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Old 12-06-2007
Originally Posted by Neo
ps -ef | grep stuff | grep -v grep

If you do that the other way round (ie grep out "grep" first) you get a usable exit code Smilie
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Old 12-07-2007
It all depends on what you're looking for. If you're just looking for the command name:

ps -wwaAco pid,command | awk '$2~P{print $1}' P="stuff"

Of course, if you need to search through the full paths and command args, you'll need to remove the "c" flag (and then grep out the grep).
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